Sekisui SPI appoints European business development representative


Thermoplastics giant, Sekisui SPI has appointed Philippe Raynard as its new European business development representative. Raynard has more than 25 years of expertise in the plastics and polymer industry, and his role at the company will focus on strategic OEM development, with a focus on aviation interiors in the European market.

According to Sekisui SPI, back in 2005 Raynard was one of the main proponents of expanding the North American company’s sales reach into Europe, particularly its Kydex Thermoplastics range. His history in the industry includes roles such as technical training advisor, commercial technician, product manager, product department manager, and most recently, IPC-CTI of plastics and composites.

“Philippe comes to us with a wealth of technical knowledge and business development experience across multiple markets. Most importantly, Philippe’s ethics and values are a perfect fit with the Sekisui SPI culture,” said Ben Smalley, the company’s aviation market business manager.

As the company’s dedicated Aviation manufacturing representative, Raynard will assist with helping customers apply KydexThermoplastics in their aircraft cabin programmes. With the growth of the global middle class putting the world’s population at an estimated 5.3 billion people by 2030, now is an excellent time for Raynard to step onboard and apply his expertise.

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